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The Dish

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

A heartwarming family movie about the space race.

Movie PG-13 2001 101 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+
although dramatic and funny if was not historically accurate, when we watch movies based of true events half the fun is figuring out where the film makers took liberties with the truth to tell the story. The language and social behaviors were appropriate to the time and setting of the film, so I didn't find them objectionable

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This delightful "dish" is delicious. The movie features dozens of sharply but observed moments and delightfully quirky characters, including a dim security guard, a military-obsessed teenager with a crush on the mayor's daughter, and the engineers themselves.

Warburton is sheer pleasure to watch as the straight-laced NASA representative. Tom Long is marvelous as an engineer who can catch the errors in the NASA specifications but who can never quite get up the nerve to ask out the girl who delivers the sandwiches. Sam Neill gives a warm portrayal of a man who had to be reminded to be excited about the trip to the moon, but who understood that all they needed in the contract with NASA was "we agree to support the Apollo 11 mission."

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